study finds less consumer switching
For the first
time in six years, the number of consumers who switched service
providers as a result of poor customer service declined in 2010,
according to the latest edition of an annual consumer behavior
study released today by Accenture.
countries will account for 80% of global smart grid investment by
Utilities worldwide will collectively invest
more than US$378 billion in building electricity smart grids by
2030. But 80% of this capital spend will be concentrated in just
ten countries, according to a new report by Innovation
Pay As You Go for EON’s SME customers
announced plans to trial a new Smart Pay As You Go (PAYG) offering
for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME), making it one of the first
energy companies to offer this service. The new Smart PAYG
offering has been developed by Secure Meters (UK) Ltd to help
business customers manage cash flow and reduce the risk of debt.
Million smart meters installed in Asia Pacific by 2016
number of electric utilities and Departments of Energy in the Asia
Pacific region are gearing up their smart grid initiatives, and
smart meters will be an integral part of these programs.
Benefits of Smart Meters Could Range from $96 to $287 Million Over
20 Years for Utilities with a Million Customersd
study led by economists at The Brattle Group and prepared for the
Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE)
finds that the net benefits of smart meters could range from $96
to $287 million over a 20-year time period for a U.S. utility with
one million residential customers.
assessment of advanced metering
The Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission’s assessment on Demand Response and
advanced metering has been published, and is available for
downloading. The Executive summary states that Advanced metering
penetration and potential peak load reductions from electric power
demand response have increased significantly since 2008.
signs MoU with Samsung C&T Coporation
plc (AIM: BGBL), the leading provider of smart metering solutions
to the energy market is pleased to announce that it has signed a
memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) with Samsung C&T
Corporation (“Samsung”), the Korean based global trading and
Energy Commisioner outlines agenda for Europe
Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy Security for Europe in a
speech at Kings College London outlined the potential for a new
energy policy. In summary he stated that now is time to pave the
way for another European integration project of vast potential: a
true European energy policy.
Semiconductor: Smart Metering Solutions
This is a
comprehensive guide to power management, protection and
communications solutions for today’s smart metering
applications. ON Semiconductor has a proven track record of
shipping Power Line Communication modem ICs and Power Management
Products in electricity meters for many years.
PIECE: Smart and Just Grids: Opportunities for sub-Saharan
By Morgan Bazilian
In 2009, an
estimated 585 million people had no access to electricity in
sub-Saharan Africa, and under current assumptions, that figure is
expected to rise significantly by 2030 to about 652 million – an
unsustainable and unacceptable situation. While national
governments and regional organizations have identified the urgent
need for accelerated electrification rates, responding to this
need will require innovative and effective energy policies.
metering policy announced!
With the Norwegian
smart meter deployment policy announced last week, and the
consultation period running till the 6 May 2011- Norway enters a
critical stage in defining its smart energy future. I am delighted
to announce the participation of Thor Erik Grammeltvedt, Head of
Electricity Market Section for the Norwegian regulator as a
from the most advanced smart grid projects presented at
Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe 2011
all know the spotlight in the transmission and distribution
industry is on Europe. The upgrade and modernisation of Europe’s
electricity grids to meet increasing demand and carbon emission
targets has been identified as a key energy infrastructure
priority for 2020 and beyond.
Innovation, Business Case Excellence, and Customer Service
Excellence in the North American Utility Industry
part of Metering International’s global series of Excellence
Awards, we are proud to announce the 2011 Metering International
Excellence awards for the North American utility sector.
A key year for smart metering deployment in the CEE region
Metering is becoming a reality in the CEE region, with Poland at
the frontier of developments. Smart Metering Central and Eastern
Europe assembles the region's leading metering voices at a
critical time. With Energa committing to roll-out AMI across the
operators entire business territory to over 2.5 million domestic
and 300,000 business consumers - Central and Eastern Europe is
moving at a rapid pace!
your agenda for Smart Metering UK & Ireland 2011!
upcoming government announcements on smart metering deployment in
the UK and notable progress in Ireland, Smart Metering UK and
Ireland returns for 2011 more timely than ever. 2011 WILL BE
Homes 2011 – Call for participation
you want to be in 9 months? If you want to: Push smart home market
developments and put Europe on the map as smart home pioneer, Be
seen as the market leader in the smart home industry, Share best
practice results from the first European pilot projects, Increase
brand awareness and get your brand in the forefront of decision
makers, then join us in Amsterdam for Smart Homes 2011!